I also had the LeafGuard gutters installed apprx 8 yrs ago, after
having endless problems with pine needles, plus the usual junk. Tall
pines, cherry and oak overhang the house. My old gutters would block
in weeks, sometimes days, after cleaning. The LeafGuard gutters have
not blocked yet. The installer said when they block it is usually due
to a bees nest. I have not had that problem. Also offers free
cleaning if they block.
The first caveat is that when the rain is really heavy, as in
torrential, the flow of water is too strong to make it perfectly
around the bend into the collector, and some water lands 3 feet or so
from the base of the house. This is particularly true where there is
a joint in two rooflines, causing a channel. Still, the benefits to
me FAR outweight the detriments. In fact, I am so happy with this
improvement that I actually think about my gutters gratefully from
time to time.
The second caveat is that they were very expensive, esp since I have a